Amcor collaborates with Stonyfield Organic and Cheer Pack North America to launch first all-PE spouted pouch

The first-to-market solution provides a more sustainable package without compromise on performance.
Amcor collaborates with Stonyfield Organic and Cheer Pack North America to launch first all-PE spouted pouch
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Amcor, a global leader in developing and producing responsible packaging solutions, is proud to collaborate with Stonyfield Organic, the country’s leading organic yogurt maker, and Cheer Pack North America, a leading manufacturer of spouted pouch packaging, to launch the first all-polyethylene (PE) spouted pouch. The collaboration pairs three leaders in sustainability to innovate a first-to-market solution that provides a more sustainable package without compromising performance.

The innovative pouch replaces Stonyfield Organic’s prior multi-laminate structure with a more responsible pouch design for its YoBaby refrigerated yogurt. The new pouch uses Amcor’s AmPrima Plus, an all-PE film designed to meet the APR Design Guide for recyclability and Cheer Pack North America’s Vizi cap. The package removes the metalized or foil-based film layers commonly found in standard pouch structures while providing superior heat resistance for spout insertion. Including the Cheer Pack North America Vizi cap reduces the amount of plastic used by over five tons per 10mm cap.

Amcor research and development worked closely with Cheer Pack North America’s pouching and spouting experts to validate the AmPrima Plus structure in production environments. This collaboration resulted in a package with premium graphic production, high moisture, and oxygen barrier to preserve the content, and highly durable hermetic seals along the pack edges and around opening fitments for optimal performance under abusive conditions. Additionally, the package meets standard line speeds for converting at Cheer Pack North America and filling lines at Stonyfield Organic.

“This custom-engineered solution results from a long-standing relationship between Amcor, Stonyfield Organic, and Cheer Pack North America. We are proud to collaborate with cross-channel partners to develop this highly innovative solution that helps Stonyfield reach its sustainability goals,” said Tom Schell, senior director of research and development at Amcor Flexibles North America.

Al Madonna, vice president of marketing for Cheer Pack North America, states, “We’re thrilled to collaborate with Stonyfield Organic and Amcor on the YoBaby all-PE recycle-ready spouted pouch featuring AmPrima Plus with Vizi cap, a pioneering step in sustainable spouted pouch and cap packaging that exemplifies our shared commitment to a greener world.”

Sophie Schmitt, director of marketing for Stonyfield, agrees, “Stonyfield has been an environmental pioneer since we were founded as an organic farming school in 1983. Over the last four decades, we’ve been leaders in sustainability and take our commitments seriously. We’re thrilled to collaborate with Amcor and Cheer Pack North America on a sustainable pouch solution to help achieve our long-term packaging goals and take steps toward protecting the planet for future generations.”

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